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Long Bennington

Lincolnshire


Slow Ways linking Long Bennington and Bingham, Bottesford, Fulbeck, Grantham, Newark-on-Trent

England / Lincolnshire / Long Bennington

Long Bennington’s five Slow Ways are 55% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Long Bennington from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bingham—Long Bennington
Binlon one Pioneer me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 66m Descent 62m
Bingham—Long Bennington
Binlon two Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 72m Descent 68m
Bottesford—Long Bennington
Botlon one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 53m Descent 44m
Bottesford—Long Bennington
Botlon two

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 53m Descent 44m
Bottesford—Long Bennington
Botlon three Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 66m Descent 77m
Long Bennington—Fulbeck
Lonful one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 106m Descent 135m
Long Bennington—Grantham
Longra one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 103m Descent 141m
Newark-on-Trent—Long Bennington
Newlon one Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 57m Descent 47m
Newark-on-Trent—Long Bennington
Newlon three Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 70m Descent 60m

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Collective progress

56% of Long Bennington’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

6/9

reviewed

4/9

surveyed

1/9

verified

3 people have contributed to Long Bennington’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Long Bennington

76km out of 118km have been walked and reviewed

131km of reviews have been shared in Long Bennington

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From Long Bennington, we start heading north along Great North Road (the old A1), then follow the A1 signs left onto Valley Lane. The tarmacked old railway cycletrack is signposted (thanks to Sustrans), but you can't just turn right onto it - the track goes left (south) at the bridge then doubles back under the road bridge on the old track bed....

Hugh Hudson

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We descend field edges (fairly steeply) - there are waymarks at all the field boundaries, then follow a farm lane right to the A52, using the field path parallel to the main road up to an obvious gap opposite a junction. Just before Allington Meadows the path gets more challenging - first we cross a fallow field with high grass and thistles on a path that is just about visible, but beyond this field we cross a corn field in which there was no obvious cut path. Beyond the caravans the path improves, and we follow lanes through Allington, then turn right into the rather charming Cowlady Lane and follow the field edge on a wide well cut strip to the Drift (Sewstern Lane) where we turn right....

Hugh Hudson

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I ve walked this 3 or 4 times - it’s direct and therefore efficient to get back to Newark when you have walked 10 miles over fields and beautiful scenery out and fancy a shorter route back. But I find it pretty boring and walking a number of miles on tarmac is not great....

Nicola

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Path well marked when you are on the route - have to use the arrow on the map to reassure myself I am on the right path. Great cafe in Long Bennington to stop for refreshments and toilet whilst deciding on the route to walk back....

Nicola

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Leaving the meeting point at Long Bennington, we go a short distance south along Great North Road then turn right into Vicarage Lane. Ignoring Moor Lane, we follow the road (which is fast but wide and has good verges) south, then take the right turn onto a narrower road below Folly Hill. We follow this for some distance, crossing a bigger road on a crossroads and going straight on to the T junction outside Scarrington, where we turn left into the village, then right at the church. The path from here into Bingham is usually easy to follow, as long as you don't miss the left turn where the path straight on heads for Car Colston....

Hugh Hudson

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Leaving the meeting point at Bottesford station (which I think is fine, as it is far easier to get there by train than bus from Nottingham and further east), we follow Station Road west then take the level crossing onto the old lane that leads up to the beacon. This is part of Sewstern Drift, a long and fairly straight old drove road that connects Long Bennington with Rutland and forms part of the Leicestershire-Lincolnshire border, and will be familiar to anyone who has walked the Viking Way. We stay on the Viking Way, bearing right beyond the bridge to find Church Lane, a quieter but slightly longer route into Long Bennington than the old main road....

Hugh Hudson

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Bottesford—Long Bennington

Hugh Hudson added Botlon three, a new walk from Bottesford to Long Bennington

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Then on across the fields to Kilvington where we rejoin the lane. Just before Orston (pub) a muddy byway cuts westwards to the Flawborough lane....

StephenWalker

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All but 3 fields is surfaced path or along a road. The old railway from Newark is a straight, cycle path, part of the Sustrans network....

StephenWalker

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There is a direct right of way path, which is rather too overgrown to be followed easily on the ground, but this route instead follows farm tracks which are not clearly defined as rights of way - in particular one crosses through the middle of a field, for which I would want to be sure it was legally OK. In a few other places the waymarked lines across fields do not exactly match the defined rights of way, but that is a minor technicality....

Hugh Hudson

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The suburban route through Balderton and Newark is a little dispiriting, but the rest of the route is very pleasant apart from the clayfields around Claypole - very sticky when wet....

Hugh Hudson

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Newark-on-Trent—Long Bennington

Broadsword252 added Newlon three, a new walk from Newark-on-Trent to Long Bennington

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Bingham—Long Bennington

Slow Ways added Binlon one, a new walk from Bingham to Long Bennington

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Bingham—Long Bennington

Slow Ways added Binlon two, a new walk from Bingham to Long Bennington

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Bottesford—Long Bennington

Slow Ways added Botlon one, a new walk from Bottesford to Long Bennington

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Bottesford—Long Bennington

Slow Ways added Botlon two, a new walk from Bottesford to Long Bennington

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Long Bennington—Fulbeck

Slow Ways added Lonful one, a new walk from Long Bennington to Fulbeck

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Long Bennington—Grantham

Slow Ways added Longra one, a new walk from Long Bennington to Grantham

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Newark-on-Trent—Long Bennington

Slow Ways added Newlon one, a new walk from Newark-on-Trent to Long Bennington

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Long Bennington, Sat 13 April

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Long Bennington’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK8342044802

Lat / Lon

52.99408° / -0.75860°

Easting / Northing

483,420E / 344,802N

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